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Ask a Dietician: What is the recommended calorie intake per day for different job roles?

Hi Claudia, there has been much talk about maintaining calorie count to keep a watch on one’s weight. However, for me to do that successfully, I need to know how many calories I can consume for my age, gender and lifestyle in a day.

… Hi there! The energy requirements vary per gender, age, height, weight and overall physical activity. For a desk job (E.g. Accountant, lawyer, MyDoc employee)Women require between 1600 to 1800 calories per day and men need a little bit more, between 2000 to 2100 calories per day. For strenuous job roles (E.g. Construction, courier)Even for a strenuous job, the number of calories can vary extensively. For women, it may vary between 2000 to 2800 calories per day. And for men between 2500 to 3500 calories per day.
How many calories should you take in a day?
On average, every male requires about 2200 calories a day and every female requires 1800 calories a day. However, always remember that good health is not just about eating the suggested number of calories. The b…

MyDoc product updates for June 2017

MyDoc has released numerous features and product roll-outs in the last couple of months. Here’s a quick update on all the major changes in MyDoc and how we’re making your healthcare experience even better. Leave us a comment or send us a message if you have any further questions.

Instant Video Consults for faster healthcareTo make access to healthcare faster and more efficient, we’re introducing this new feature. Medical professionals can now initiate instant video consults with patients. With a simple tap on the video button, a video consult will be initiated allowing the patient and the doctor to seamlessly move from chatting to video without the need to schedule or book a timeslot in advance. This enables convenience to both doctors and patients and waiting time is reduced.
Quick and easy video consultations
Virtual Clinic BotPatient engagement remains a core goal of our service and MyDoc’s new virtual clinic bot attends to queries that need immediate attention and assists in scheduli…

Ask a Dietician: Is the vegetarian diet as healthy as a normal one?

Hi Claudia, I recently met a friend that has become vegetarian. I am very curious to know how they were able to switch from eating meat to eating only vegetables on a daily basis. It seems like a healthier diet but how do vegetarians gain the same amount of nutrition as non-vegetarians? Which nutrients are lacking in a vegetarian diet and what are the common mistakes vegetarians are making with their diet? Look forward to hearing from you.

… Hello, Appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthy, nutritionally adequate, and may aid in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Vegetarian diets are more environmentally sustainable than diets rich in animal products. This is because they use fewer natural resources and are associated with much less environmental damage. Vegan diets may sometimes lack in vitamin B12, an essential nutrient present only in animal products. It is important for vegans to regu…

Ask a Dietician: Which preservatives should I be looking out for?

Hi Claudia, Preservatives are said to be harmful to the body. What are the common chemicals or additives in food that I should be avoiding? Looking forward to your advice.

Thanks! … Hi there, It is common knowledge that processed foods are not ideal for our health. These foods often contain preservatives that are difficult to identify due to being hidden under various names. Some examples are artificial sweeteners (found in diet coke), trans fat (found in fast foods), potassium bromate (found in breads) and sodium nitrate (found in processed meat such as ham or bacon). Be sure to read the ingredients on the packaging before you purchase these food items. All these preservatives are proven safe for consumption in the quantities present in the food product. However, if you wish to avoid the high intake of these additives, I recommend choosing food items with the least number of ingredients and additives listed and avoid the use of processed food. These foods will have the highest number of a…